The centenary of the general strike was celebrated at IEU’s third Council meeting for 2017 held on 19 August.
The general strike went for about six weeks from August to September 1917, during World War I.
It was sparked when railway workers were asked to fill out time cards, but spread to other industries.
Unions NSW provided a display of banners to IEU Council that was appreciated by those at the Mercure Sydney meeting.
Council covered a wide range of issues of concern to all members, be it the current Catholic campaign, equal pay for early childhood teachers, the support staff conference, issues in Christian schools and many others.